We had talked about the possibility of going on a cruise somewhere. When you consider some of the deals out there a cruise seems pretty cost friendly. However I do get carsick and I'd hate to spend our trip puking off the side of the ship. Doesn't sound that sexy to me, and again -messy. When the news hit of the recent cruise ship sinking, that settled it for us. We wouldn't be doing a cruise.
Then there was the tiny issue of what to do with our kids while we were away. Just a small hurdle really. Our first thought was to call in T's parents. But they are awaiting a mission call for our church right now and their availability was uncertain. My parents are too old and tired. I tried a sister, but no luck there either. Her work schedule wouldn't allow it. It was looking as if our 20 yr celebration may look like any other Friday night date. Dinner and a movie.
Then I was hit with another idea of who to ask. My niece! She's perfect. She's finished with school, between jobs, and home from and LDS mission. She has a degree in elementary ed even! You know, just in case my elementary school kid needs some help while she is here. SO I asked and she agreed and she's coming here for ten days in April. Yeah! And she knows how to use a GPS. It's all you really need to know when watching my kids. Because driving them around is all I do practically.
Now we needed to decided where to go. T and I looked at several options and here is what we came up with. . . Behold the Omni Resort in Bedford Springs, PA. Rated as a top 10 resort spa by Travel and Leisure magazine. Hot spring mineral water pools, messages, facials, outdoor fire pits with s'more kits, and deluxe cupcakes delivered to your room with cold milk! I couldn't resist.
|Then we plan on touring a couple of Frank Lloyd Wright homes. |
|Kentucky Knob House|
|Falling Water House|
We also plan to see the Andy Warhol museum. His work fascinates me.
And because T loves me he will pretend to enjoy the art museum I'm sure. Much like he has compromised and put me first for our entire 20 years of married life together. One of our mottos is "I'm first after you."
So it just goes to show that you should never give up on your dreams of spending your anniversary away from your kids doing stuff you enjoy together. I'm sure we won't regret it.